Health Ministry Exempts Foreign Players From Home Quarantine In FIH Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

The Health and Family Welfare Ministry has exempted the foreign players from home quarantine for their participation in the FIH Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup 2021.

As per a letter issued by the H&FW Ministry to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, the international participants visiting India to participate in the FIH Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup shall be exempted from mandatory home quarantine requirements under specific conditions.

According to the reports, the international tournament has been scheduled at Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium from November 24 to December 5. The conditions are

These are – It shall be ensured that the pre-arrival RT-PCR COVID-19 test for all participants is conducted within 72 hours of departure. The participants arriving from Europe and the Middle East would be tested on arrival in India. They shall give their samples and exit the airport. All the participants will self-monitor their health for 14 days after arrival in India and if they develop any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, they will isolate themselves and report the same to the event organizers/ nearest COVID health facility/ National or State helpline.

Further, all participants should minimize public interaction and follow COVID appropriate behaviour (wear a mask, maintain physical distancing, maintain respiratory and hand hygiene) throughout their visit. Department of Sports will monitor the participants and in case any participants develop any symptoms suggestive of Covid -19 during their stay in India would be tested by RT-PCR and if found positive, the participant would be isolated and managed, and the contacts quarantined.

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